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Artificial light in our homes and offices could be an unsuspected cause of diseases ‘of ageing’—such as osteoporosis and muscle loss—that affect our ability to stand and walk. The good news is that the symptoms can be reversed if we spend more time with the lights off when it gets dark.
Who’s going to live the longest? Those with the best chance of a long life are vegetarians who have followed the diet for 17 years, while people who eat red and processed meat every day could have the shortest life-span, new analysis suggests.
Older people who regularly exercise have a brain that’s 10 years ‘younger’ than those who are inactive or only lightly exercise. Their thinking and memory skills were both sharper, and at an age when the chances of dementia or Alzheimer’s are at their highest, a new study has found.
The Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about slowing the ageing process (and keeping us looking younger): chew on some willow bark. Now scientists have discovered that they may well have been right.
It’s no longer just the dream of tech billionaires like Google founder Sergey Brin. The idea of living to 120 is now becoming the ambition of Everyman, and some researchers believe it’s within reach. If this sounds like it’s from the realms of science fiction, two major shifts in longevity and health have recently been announced that suggest the scientists may be on to something.